December is bedlam. We are inundated with Christmas parties, break-ups, concerts, Christmas shopping, Christmas Day, Santa, pesky elves, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. Summer also arrives, and along with the welcome shorts and thongs weather comes more parties, barbeques, the odd celebratory drink, holidays, dinner dates and late balmy nights. Our motivation to exercise is being propelled against a strong current of festive desire.
However, there is one February event that may give local residents a fighting chance this Christmas. Setting yourself a challenge or committing to a goal or event in the New Year is the perfect way to keep you accountable this silly season.
There may be only 16 sleeps until Christmas, but more importantly, today marks only 71 days until the popular Voyage Fitness Riverside Tri rumbles through our Mallee streets once again. Sponsored by Voyage Fitness and a host of other generous local sponsors who make it all possible – not to mention financial support from Swan Hill Rural City Council – the event is set to rock Riverside Park on February 19th for its second year in a row.
After a successful debut this year, the anticipated Riverside Tri is expected to be even bigger and better in 2017. Now part of the Rural Race Tri Series (a series of eight triathlons in Regional Victoria) after proving itself as a worthy contender on the regional triathlon circuit, the Riverside Tri is a force to be reckoned with.
A fantastic local event that unites a broad range of people in the community and further afield in a healthy pursuit, the Riverside Tri is the perfect event to keep you motivated this summer. And what’s even more exciting, is that it’s right on our doorstep. Whether you are a seasoned triathlete, are looking for some pre-season training, a New Year’s goal or personal challenge, a fun day with friends and family or something to keep you active and motivated this summer, the Voyage Fitness Riverside Tri has something for everyone.
With the addition of a new Mini Twilight Triathlon for kids on the eve of the big day with under 12 and over 12 categories, a sprint and short distance triathlon that can be done as an individual or in a team, and a 5km fun run/walk (prams welcome) to cater for the masses, it certainly will be a fun and challenging weekend for the entire family. And with a run leg showcasing the historic Pioneer Settlement, it is guaranteed to be a unique experience isolated to Swan Hill.
With entries opening up at the end of November, there couldn’t be a better time to lock in your 2017 goals and keep moving throughout this festive mayhem. With the warm weather upon us, the mornings and evenings bursting with glorious light, pink sunsets and the air ringing with jingle bells and good cheer, it’s the ideal time to gather your friends and start training.
And to celebrate this exciting time of the year (and to give one lucky reader a motivational boost leading into the festive haze ahead), we at 3585livestayplay – along with the dedicated Riverside Tri team – are getting into the festive spirit and giving away one free entry to the 2017 Voyage Fitness Riverside Tri. The lucky winner will not only receive an entry to an event of their choice, but they will score four free personal training sessions to be used in the New Year, and a free membership at Voyage Fitness (major sponsor) for the remainder of the triathlon training period.
To enter this competition, all you have to do is like the Riverside Tri Facebook page, share the Facebook post and comment on the bottom of the post on why you would like to do the Riverside Tri. Entries must be in by Friday 16th December at 4pm. We will announce the random winner later that night.
Why not give yourself, or someone else, the ultimate gift of health and fitness this year? A gift that just keeps on giving. What have you got to lose? Enter here.
To be in the running for a free entry, make sure you like the Riverside Tri page, share this post and tell us why you want to come and ‘tri’ in 2017…
Good luck and happy tri training!
Terms and Conditions of Giveaway
*Gym membership begins on the 3rd January and finishes at the conclusion of the Riverside Tri on the 19th February. For those that already have a membership at Voyage Fitness, this part of the prize will be obsolete.
* Personal Training sessions are available in 2017.
* The competition is open to all ages in all triathlon events- sprint, short, mini and team categories (fun run excluded).
* If a team wins, they must take the personal training sessions as a group or divide them between their team members.